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HOME » Padding Presses » How To Create A Notepad / Pad Paper

How To Create A Notepad / Pad Paper

Learn how to pad paper and create your own notepads!

What is a paper padder?

Paper Padding Presses Paper padders, also known as padding presses, are a fast and very inexpensive way to create notepads. Paper, used or new, can be placed in the padding press and be glued together. These machines are commonly used in schools and businesses and can be used with a variety of paper sizes and thicknesses. Some padding presses are capable of padding up to 10,000 sheets of paper at once!

Most padding presses can easily be used on top of a desk or countertop. If you are using a larger padding press, like the 10,000 sheet model, be sure your table can support the weight of that much paper. These devices have been around for years and are a great way to recycle old paper. This guide will help you learn and understand exactly how a padding press works. Enjoy!

Different types of paper padders

Padding presses ultimately all do the same thing, but some include added conveniences and have different padding capacities. The biggest difference between padding presses is the capacity. This capacity being the quantity of pages that can be glued together at a time. Some padding presses are capable of padding two stacks of paper at a time. The biggest “convenience” added to some higher-end padding presses is swivel bases that make it easy to spin the stack of paper around for applying glue.

Step-by-step guide to creating a notepad (using the Mini 2)

1. Jog the stack of paper so that everything is squared up. This can be done manually or by use of a paper jogger.

2. Set up the padder prior to inserting paper. This may involve releasing the clamps to provide adequate room or inserting the backboard.

3. Place the paper on the base of the padding press.

4. Bring down the clamps and lock them into place.

5. Remove the backboard, making the back of the paper accessible.

6. Using the padding brush, dip it into the glue and apply glue to the back of the paper.

7. Wait for the glue to dry. This can take 10-25 minutes depending on the type of glue and how liberally it was applied.

8. Now you are done and ready to move on to the next book!

9. You can now use a padding knife to cut the larger stack into smaller notepads.

Padding supplies & accessories

There are several supplies and accessories that you may need for padding paper. You will definitely need glue and a brush. Additional accessories you may want include a padding knife, folding bone and paper counter. You can find our entire selection of padding supplies by clicking here.